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S_BLT_2018A 04/02/2018 01:32:08 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 04/02/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kerr X
Priola X
Smallwood X
Williams A. X
Neville T. X
Tate X
Time 01:32:08 PM to 04:38:54 PM
Place RM 271
This Meeting was called to order by Tate
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1259 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-201 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-211 Postponed Indefinitely

01:35:33 PM
The committee came back to order.



01:32:11 PM
Senator Tate discussed the order of bills for the day.



01:32:37 PM
The committee recessed.



01:37:19 PM
Senator Marble introduced Senate Bill 18-211.
 The bill creates a marijuana consumption club license within the
Colorado Retail Marijuana Code.  She distributed amendments L.003
and L.005 (Attachments A and B) and discussed the purpose of the amendments.



01:43:47 PM
Jodi Radke, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, spoke in opposition to the bill.



01:55:53 PM
Mr. Burack responded to questions from the committee.



01:54:45 PM
RJ Ours, American Cancer Society, spoke in opposition to the bill.



01:48:27 PM
Jim Burack, Marijuana Enforcement Division, spoke in opposition to the bill.



01:52:50 PM
Steve Garcia, Colorado State Patrol, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:05:46 PM
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke about the amendments. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).



01:59:30 PM
Senator Marble directed questions to Mr. Burack.



02:05:28 PM
Mr. Burack continued to respond to questions
from the committee.



02:17:36 PM
Ms. Dubroff responded to questions from the committee.



02:14:41 PM
Henny Lasley, Smart Colorado, spoke in
opposition to the bill.  She provided two handouts to the committee
(Attachments D and E).



02:18:42 PM
Mr. Kaplan responded to questions from the committee.



02:11:51 PM
Gabriel Kaplan, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:08:31 PM
Rebecca Dubroff, American Heart Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:26:21 PM
David Wasserman, SCCC, spoke in support
of the bill.



02:19:02 PM
Jason Warf, Southern Colorado Cannabis
Council (SCCC), spoke in support of the bill.



02:32:29 PM
Joseph Gallagher, representing himself,
spoke in support of the bill.



02:32:54 PM
Mr. Warf responded to questions from the committee.



02:30:24 PM
Rosanna Atencio, representing herself,
spoke in support of the bill.



02:39:05 PM
Mr. Gallagher responded to questions from the committee.



02:47:13 PM
Bianca Zwitt, Studio A64, spoke in support
of the bill.



02:43:54 PM
Amber Racik, Studio A64, spoke in support
of the bill.



02:49:05 PM
Peter Bialick GASP of Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:39:22 PM
Amy Cupp, representing herself, spoke in
support of the bill.



02:57:58 PM
Senator Marble made closing comments on the merits of the bill.



02:56:59 PM
JP Speers, SCCC, spoke in support of the
bill.



02:53:14 PM
Mike Phibbs, Colorado Chiefs of Police, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:52:52 PM
Ms. Racik responded to questions from the committee.





HB18-1259 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:06:06 PM  
Senator Marble introduced House Bill 18-1259.
 The bill allows certain medical and retail marijuana licensees to
provide product samples to managers for quality control and product development
purposes.  She distributed Amendments L.005, L.006, and L.007 to the
committee (Attachments F, G, and H).
03:07:55 PM  
Jim Burack, Marijuana Enforcement Division,
spoke neutrally about the bill.
03:10:51 PM  
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League,
spoke in opposition to the bill.

03:13:16 PM  
Kevin Gallagher, Cannabis Business Alliance,
spoke in favor of the bill.  He provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment I).
03:13:23 PM  
Senator Marble made closing comments on the merits of the bill. She discussed the proposed amendments.


03:20:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:20:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:20:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:21:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1259, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



03:00:23 PM
Senator Tate laid the bill over.



SB18-201 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:24:17 PM  
Senator Priola introduced Senate Bill 18-201,
concerning child care licensing.  The bill expands the length of time
that churches can provide on-site child care and remain exempt from child
care licensing.  He distributed Amendments L.002 and L.003 to the
committee (Attachments J and K).
03:26:59 PM  
Christina Walker, Clayton Early Learning, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:29:28 PM  
Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign,
spoke in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Jaeger responded to questions
from the committee.
03:29:54 PM  
Jenna Ellis, Colorado Family Action, spoke
in favor of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.
03:34:19 PM  
Ms. Walker responded to questions from the committee.
03:40:56 PM  
Mr. Jaeger responded to questions from the committee.
03:44:33 PM  
Melissa Lehman, Elmwood Baptist, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:56:06 PM  
Evelyn Suriana, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.
03:56:51 PM  
Joshua Lehman, Elmwood Baptist, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:05:40 PM  
Rachel Surally, Church for All Nations, spoke in support of the bill.
04:09:36 PM  
Pedro Gonzales, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.
04:15:04 PM  
Rigoberto Mendez read a translation of
Ms.Suriana's testimony and testimony from Gabe Vaye in support of the bill.
04:19:45 PM  
Erin Mewhinney, Colorado Department of
Human Services, spoke in opposition to the bill.  She responded to
questions from the committee.
04:22:34 PM  
Carin Rosa, Colorado Department of Human
Services, responded to questions from the committee.


04:32:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:32:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-201, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-211 - Lay Over




03:22:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:22:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:23:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-211, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr No
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. No
Neville T. Yes
Tate No
YES: 1   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



SB18-211 - Postponed Indefinitely




04:38:30 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-211 indefinitely.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. No
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:38:54 PM   Committee Adjourned






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